T. Boone Pickens is endorsing Donald Trump because screw you, that's why.
Ordinarily, I'd just shrug and move on, but I have to admit that his excuse for endorsing a protofascist was so precious I needed to share.
“Yes, I’m for Donald Trump. … I’m tired of having politicians as president of the U.S.,” he said, speaking at the economics-focused SALT Conference at the Bellagio Hotel here. “Let’s try something different.”
Yeah, damned politicians are a big pain in the ass. They just want to do politics and stuff. Trump, on the other hand, has bigger plans than stupid policy ideas.
“We’ve got to know. … We’ve got to have a better policy on bringing people into the U.S.,” he said. “It’s kind of like, ‘Just wander in.’”
Translation: He's all for deporting 11 million people, destroying families. What's a little fascism when he's concerned with preserving the white race, after all?
But it's all good, because Pickens won't be around to witness the destruction, or at least, much of it.
“You or I, either one could’ve been in the same spot as Donald Trump,” he said to Sam Zell, a billionaire investor who sat on the panel with him. “He showed up when the people were fed up.”
Mr. Pickens acknowledged that Mr. Trump is not without his flaws. “I’ll tell you, Donald always overestimates how successful he is,” he said.
“No shit,” Mr. Zell responded.
And should a Trump presidency not work out, Mr. Pickens said he isn’t overly concerned.
“I’m ready to take a chance on it,” the 87-year-old said. “And just in case it’s a mistake, [I’ll] be gone.”
Is that the most fabulous expression of "screw you, I've got mine" you've ever seen?
Yeah, I thought so too.